[petsc-users] -pc_fieldsplit_schur_precondition

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 07:32:48 CST 2019

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 8:20 AM Cotter, Colin J <colin.cotter at imperial.ac.uk>

> Dear PETSc users,
>   I'm curious: how does PETSc compute the Schur complement matrix under
> the option pc_fieldsplit_schur_precondition full? Does it use sparse linear
> algebra?

The action of the Schur complement is always MatMult() KSPSolve() MatMult().

The precondition matrix can be formed several different ways:



> all the best
> --Colin

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